Who does dental implants near me?

Graceful Smiles Dentistry offers cosmetic dentistry as well as many other services in Richmond. Our goal is to provide the highest level of care to our patients of all ages. We want our patients to feel relaxed and at ease when they enter our office. Graceful Smiles offers many dental restoration options for our patients, and one of the most common is dental implants.

Dental implants are a great option if you are looking for a permanent solution. If you have cracked, missing, broken teeth, or your current dental implant has become loose, our office can help. Graceful Smiles Dentistry is conveniently located to serve patients in the Richmond area.

The following restorative services are offered at Graceful Smiles Dentistry:

  • Dental Bridges
  • Ceramic Dental Crowns
  • Inlays and Onlays
  • Dental Implants

If you currently have dental implants, and notice your implants feel loose, this may indicate your implant is in need of replacement.

Dr. Mammen has a passion for dentistry, and has many hours in continuing education to keep up with the latest technology. She specializes in restorations for dental implants, and provides patients with beautiful smiles.

If you are interested in finding out if dental implants are right for you, or have an issue with an existing dental implant, contact Graceful Smiles Dentistry to schedule your appointment.

What happens during professional teeth whitening?

If you have dull or stained teeth, or just want your teeth brighter and whiter, professional teeth whitening may be right for you. Teeth whitening removes stains from your teeth by deeply penetrating the teeth while you sleep.

At Graceful Smiles, we use the Kor Whitening system. This system uses a refrigerated whitening gel that is used overnight. This gel is highly potent, and gives patients the results they desire by removing stains from tea, coffee, and tobacco.

Impressions will be taken of your teeth to create custom trays that will be worn over night using the whitening gel. The Kor trays are designed to lock out saliva during treatment to prevent the saliva from destroying the whitening gel. This provides a highly effective whitening treatment that gives exceptional results.

Our staff will discuss how long to wear the trays, and send home instructions for each patient to follow. Patients are to wear the trays each night for around two weeks. Once that is complete, we will have you return to our office to do a shade comparison to see your results. Typically patients see results that are 16 shades whiter than before.

How long do permanent veneers last?

Veneers are porcelain shells that are bonded to teeth. Veneers match the color and shade of your natural teeth, and give patients a beautiful smile.

Veneers are typically used for chipped, stained, or uneven teeth. They give a uniform and bright white look. A cement material is used to apply the veneers to teeth.

Veneers are made out of a durable porcelain, and are permanent and long lasting. Typically veneers last anywhere between 10-15 years, but this depends on the amount of wear and tear to the veneers. In order to ensure the veneers last, patients must take good care of their teeth.

Tips to ensure your veneers last:

  • If you suffer from bruxism or clench your teeth regularly, you may want to consider wearing a mouthguard to protect your veneers from damage.
  • Avoid biting any hard objects or food that may damage your veneers.
  • Avoid biting your nails as this can damage your veneers.

If veneers are taken care of, they will last for years. We recommend following good oral hygiene habits that include brushing and flossing daily. It is important to attend your regular dental visits in our office to ensure your veneers continue to look and feel great.

If you are interested in finding out of veneers are right for you, contact Graceful Smiles to schedule your appointment.